SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The opening day of the 2012 Southland Conference Tournament has been postponed until Friday, May 11, due to heavy rainfall in the San Antonio, Texas, area. The three-day event has will start tomorrow morning between No. 4 seed UTSA and No. 5 seed Central Arkansas at 11 a.m.
The 2012 Southland Conference Softball Tournament plays a six-team double elimination format with a possibility of 11 games. The 11th game would be played in the event an undefeated team lost in the title game forcing a second game, upholding the double elimination format.
The winner of the 2012 tournament receives an automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament. The selection show airs Sunday, May 13 at 9 p.m. CDT on ESPNU.
Friday, May 11
Game 1: No. 4 UTSA, vs. No. 5 Central Arkansas, 11 a.m.
Game 2: No. 3 McNeese State vs. No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 1:30 p.m.
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. No. 1 Texas State, 4 p.m.
Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. No. 2 Sam Houston State, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Game 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 11 a.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, 1:30 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 13
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 8 a.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 11: If necessary+ (ESPN3)
+A second game will be played between the teams in Game 10 to determine the champion if it is the first defeat for the losing team. Game 11 start time is TBA.